24 Hour Readathon: Opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I’m reading from my parents’ house, a bit north of London, so there’s lots of socialising going on!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I’ve got Children of The Mind, Snow Like Ashes and Thousand Pieces of You on my pile, as well as the audiobook of Ready Player One.  I’ve already started Ready Player One and I’m really enjoying it, so probably that!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I’ve got banana bread baking now, and chocolate brownies to bake later, both of which sound awesome!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’m Faith, I’m a Masters student studying Conservation.  I’m a definite geek, and my favourite things are chocolate, elephants, porcupines, Frozen and Harry Potter 😉

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

This is my third time participating in the read-a-thon!  I’m visiting my parents this weekend since I recently moved out, so I’m just going to read as much as I can without beating myself up about the inevitable socialising that interferes!  The aim is for a chilled out weekend with lots of family time and plenty of reading.

Frightfall Readathon

FrightFall Read-a-Thon
So, inspired by Celine and her Nyx at Night event, (plus of course Halloween in general) I’ve been thinking a lot about scary books recently.  I’m a big wimp, but I’m hoping to at least try and push my boundaries a little.  The Frightfall read-a-thon seems like the kick I need to get started!  It’s a week long readathon, and the only requirement is that one book needs to be something scary (but the rules are pretty broad, mystery, paranormal, horror, thriller etc all count).
I’m starting at uni next week and will be moving stuff over/officially moving in with Matt and his family this week, so I’m not sure how much reading I’ll get done but I can’t resist a readathon 😉
My biggest priority is getting Broken finished, and ideally reading at least one more book as well.  I’m not sure what I’ll be reading so I’m picking out a few possibilities from my shelves and kindle.



Any spooky or scary book recommendations for a horrow newbie?!

ARC August Progress: Week 4

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Reading this week

Number of books completed: 1
Total # pages read: 460
Number of reviews scheduled/posted: 1 (The Girl with All the Gifts)

 

Plan for the last two days (!):

I came home to a copy of Red Rising on Wednesday (which I must say was a much appreciated boost after a really boring day at work!), which I’ve started but not yet made much progress on.  I’d like to read a serious chunk of that over the weekend, or ideally finish it before the end of ARC August if I can, so that’s my focus for the next two days.


 

ARC August stats

Number of ARCS completed: 7
Total # pages read: 2059
Average pages read per day: 71
ARC Sources: Netgalley (6), RealReaders (1)
Number of reviews scheduled/posted: 4 (Fool’s Assassin, Apple and Rain, No In Between, The Girl with All the Gifts),

ARC August Progress: Week 3

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My week

I felt like I’d made absolutely zero progress on ARC August this week, but it turns out I’d done more than I thought! Although I’ve barely read at all since Monday, I got a lot of reading done over the weekend and finished 2 ARCs, so I’ve now hit my reading goal!

 

Reading this week

Number of books completed: 2
Total # pages read: 866
Number of reviews scheduled/posted: 1 (No In Between)

 

Plan for next week:

I’m hoping the bank holiday will give me a little boost this weekend, but I’m also working on some upcoming blog stuff so I’m not sure how much I’ll get done.  I’ve started The Girl With All The Gifts and I’d ideally like to get that read and two reviews scheduled this week.  Other than that I don’t have any real plans – I’ll be trying to make some progress on Bout of Books but those won’t necessarily be ARCs so I’m not including them in my target!


 

ARC August stats

Number of ARCS completed: 6
Total # pages read: 1599
Average pages read per day: 117
ARC Sources: Netgalley (5), RealReaders (1)
Number of reviews scheduled/posted: 2 (Fool’s Assassin, Apple and Rain & No In Between),

ARC August Progress: Week 2

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My week

Pretty pleased with my progress this week!  Another 2 books read, which takes me up to 4 in total.  My goal for the month was set at 5 so I’m well on track for that side of things!  I also finally wrote and scheduled some reviews so that’s a start on my (perhaps over-ambitious goal!) of 7.

 

Reading this week

Number of books completed: 2
Total # pages read: 895
Number of reviews scheduled/posted: 2 (Fool’s Assassin & Apple and Rain),

 

Plan for next week:

I’ve got a pretty busy week ahead this week, so just trying to get through Little Lies this week.  I’m at a barbecue on Saturday, then Matt’s home Sunday-Wednesday, and I’m at work all week too, so not expecting to do quite so well this week!  I’d like to try and read all of Little Lies and write at least one review though.

 

ARC August stats

Number of ARCS completed: 4
Total # pages read: 1599
Average pages read per day: 106
ARC Sources: Netgalley (4)
Number of reviews scheduled/posted: 2 (Fool’s Assassin & Apple and Rain),